Yesterday we spent 2 hours at the orthodontist, getting Tom's braces. We then got home, and within an hour we were back at their office. They put some blue stuff on his back lower molars, to open his bite (ie: make his teeth higher). One side fell off as soon as he tried to eat.
By that time, it was almost 3pm, and despite it being a day off for most school kids, it seems all their appointments were in the afternoon. It took us over an hour of waiting, and about 5 minutes to fix the problem. Theresa (a dental assistant there, is my hero!).
We weren't back home more than 10 minutes and he tried to eat again, and the other side popped off. There was no way I was going back again that day. So, this morning we went back and got it fixed. The dentist told us if they come off again, not to worry about it. He will just have to be careful, because the way the brackets for his braces sit in the back, if he isn't careful how he chews, he can pop them off.
To say he is a little frustrated is an understatement. But as I told him, it's a learning curve, and it will take some adjustment. We are going to stop at the store today and see what soft foods we can pick up for him to eat.